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Jul 18, 2012 11:30am PDT
not tell us. that man, according to police, apparently ran from the pier to the corner of davis and washington that's when police saw him and that's when the shooting began. we are waiting for the assistant chief to appear here at this crime scene. she will be here shortly to talk to us. we will keep you updated. >>> right now rowdy and bizarre protest going on at usc f mission bay in san francisco where students are turning to theatrics. amy hollyfield is live outside the meeting. >> reporter: it was quite entertaining. as police were ing in and telling everyone they wanted the room cleared the protesters left willingly, no arrests were made but they made sure they finished their rehearsed and choreographed statement. they were dressed as zombies but came to life during the uc regents meeting dancing to the song "thriller" while regents tried to call the meeting back to order. students say their tuition debt is killing them that's why they look like the walking dead. before they broke out into song and dance they used the public comment time to make their case for no more tuiti
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Jul 27, 2012 12:00am PDT
you want them. >> an iowa company designed the lighting. >> we used led's that are individually aimed. you create basically the ability to painted the roadway surface as opposed to just kind of throwing a bunch of light at it. >> for seismic safety they have poles have two inch base. they designed the poles to resemble the single tower. they have 95 factories around the world. >> we did this project in nebraska because it happened to be the most effective and efficient place for us to do this job in san francisco. that is where, when wreed the skilled labor to be able to do what we needed to do here, made in america. >> reporter: so we have turned around during the story and now the camera is facing westbound. same direction you would be driving on this particular part of the privilege bridge. toll tower, those are just work lights. it will have very special unique lighting system but that is down the road. it's on schedule to open labor day weekend next year and discussions are underway for all the opening hoopla, a lighting ceremony is a possibility. >>> thanks a lot. >> people who
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Jul 24, 2012 9:00pm PDT
year. they have been involved over a year with us in coming one solutions and they actually were part of developing these recommendations. >>reporter: noaa will monitor the ships but currently working with the international maritime organization to modify the shipping lanes and move them further offshore. while there is no research to show it would work, they also want to establish a slow lane. recen recently the shipping industry agreed to have trained whale spotters aboard who will help send out warnings to other ships. so the announcement today that it is recommending all ships coming in to the golden gate and in san francisco bay slow down to continue knot. we have more on that tonight on 7 news at 1 11:00. reporting live in san francisco, back to you dan. >> okay thanks a lot. >> 20-year-old santa rosa man drowned in the russian river today. the fifth person to die in the river this summer. investigators say the man was swim with 2 friends near sunset beach not far from forestville when he began splashing and went under. sheriff's office says he was a good swimmer and no d
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Jul 13, 2012 11:30am PDT
for a fire department spokesman to come over to the fire scene to give us more information. we will, of course, keep you updated. that is the latest from the fire scene in san bruno. >> eric: what sorted started as garage fire and rescue in concord has turned into a police investigation after firefighters on the scene found evidence of a pot growing operation. contra costa fire inspector said the early morning fire was caused by somebody trying to illegally supply power to the home. fire chief said they had to rescue the people sleeping inside before putting out the electrical fire. >> on arrival we found smoke in the garage area. we made entry into the house. there were people sleeping in the house. we facilitated a rescue of the people to get them out. at that time we looked in the garage and we had electrical fire in the garage. >> eric: one person suffered smoke inhalation and one person was taken into police custody. >> jj city officials say they received a multimillion dollar grant to hire new firefighters. it will help put 27 new firefighters in uniform. it's similar that gra
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Jul 19, 2012 12:00am PDT
. alan, take us through what happened. >> san francisco police are calling this a sensitive case. here is what we do know. it started with a short police pursuit that ended after the suspect slammed into a vehicle and burst into flames. police say undercover officers were trailing a suspect driving this suv. they called a patrol car to pull him over. he took off and spread down brandon street and t boned this convertible at brandon and 6th street. the two occupants were taken to sf general in serious condition. a police officer at the scene told me an off duty san francisco sheriff's lieutenant just happened to be in the area. so when the suspect jumped out and started running, the sheriff lieutenant chased him down and arrested the suspect a block away. now, we also noticed a bullet hole in the suspect's vehicle, but apparently that's one of the details that is case sensitive, and police are not commenting on it. again a fiery crash and police say the suspect seriously injured two innocent people before taking off and capturing them a block away. alan wang reporting live at 6th and br
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Jul 20, 2012 11:30am PDT
to colorado right now and she will begin filing reports starting at 4:00. stay with us for continuing coverage. on the colorado theater shooting. we'll have the latest developments online for you at abc7news.com. any breaking news updates on twitter as well as our facebook page facebook.com/abc news. from all of us, thank you so much for joining us. we'll have another update on the colorado movie massacre at noon. we'll join programming in progress. [ male announcer ] if you're ready to get more from your tv service, now's a great time to get at&t u-verse tv. make the switch! [ megan ] call now to get at&t u-verse tv for only 29 a month for six months -- with a total home dvr included free for life. plus add hbo and cinemax and get the first three months free. [ male announcer ] with u-verse tv, you can record four shows at once with a total home dvr that lets you play back, pause or rewind your shows from any room. get over 170 hd channels. that's more than cable. [ megan ] call now to get at&t u-verse tv for only 29 a month for six months -- with a total home dvr included free for life. plus
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Jul 25, 2012 12:00am PDT
and crunchy stuff got married! i only use french's french fried onions on my crunchy onion chicken because it's america's number one brand. just minutes to make, then bake! try resolve easy clean to deep clean your carpets. just 3 easy steps for beautifully clean carpets. it removes 3 times more dirt than vacuuming alone. don't just vacuum clean. protect whales. now noaa is asking ships to slow down. in the gulf of the fairlawns and the national marine sanctuary. alan wang is live near the golden gate with a story tonight. alan? >> yes, dan. whales are increasingly in danger of striking ships outside the golden gate bridge. the national oceanic relationship saw them feeding in a shipping lane just today. on june 21st, an endangered fin will was found. the spine was cleanly severed in half, most likely by the propeller of a ship. >> right now we have an abundance of whales just outside the golden gate bridge. that's where the national oceanic and atmospheric administration is recommending all slips showdown to 10 knots in the shipping lanes. >> today our accessory search crews cited as a minim
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Jul 17, 2012 12:00am PDT
when the fair broke out. this was the evergreen oil refinery change were shut down. tell us about that. >> evergreen is california largest waste oil rae cycling plant. in fact a lot of engine oil that may in your car may have been recycled right there at the plant. evergreen considers itself an environmen environmentally friendly company but critic say it's far from it. on july 6 pipe leak spewed super heated liquid triggering emergency evacuation after toxic vapor were release released. accident mark the latest in a string of problems at evergreen oil refinery in newark. in march of last year a pipe burst igniting an explosion and fire. this past march hazmat crew pay another visit after 55 gallon drum blew open causing another vapor release. >> they seem to have a pattern problem. >>reporter: group called consumer watch dog says the california department of toxic substance control is failing to police evergreen oil after repeated violations near homes and schools. >> it's just simply unacceptable. let the company off the hook that way for years nishtion a statement everg
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Jul 17, 2012 11:30am PDT
is in the courtroom right now and he will let us know when the verdict is read. >> we are also following developing news out of solano county where a robbery suspect has crashed his car on the interstate. >> the chase begin around 9:30 on highway 37 west of vallejo. they say he left the highway and continued on city streets in vallejo. car returned on i-80 heading westbound. >> no word if the suspect is in custody and we are waiting for an update. >> and delays at san francisco airport because of the dense fog in the bay area. here is what it looked like in san francisco about an hour ago. look at that. sutro tower shrouded in fog. it's delayed flights for thousands of passengers. amy hollyfield is live with the latest. >>> fog here usually burns off between 9:00 and 10:00. the sun is starting to peek out a little bit. it's still agree here and the flights are still delayed. >> fog in july isn't usually news in san francisco, but this thick patch is making headlines and creating headaches. >> it is unusual for july to have it this heavy and severe fog lingering so long. what is happening the shorte
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Jul 30, 2012 11:30am PDT
remains but this is getting us off to a great start. >> reporter: a great start and a lot of that work continues at this hour. all of that steel that you see is being trucked in, the 49ers tell us it is american made. also massive cranes doing that heavy lifting, only 30 like it in the nation. four of them are here on this job site. you may have heard the santa clara mayor mention about the 36% unemployment i the valley. he's referring to the skilled construction trade. he says those jobs have taken a tough hit in the last few years. this project is definitely helping the economy at least as far as construction workers go. also, if you are keeping track the 49ers say this project is on schedule and set to open to fans in 2014. sue thompson, abc7 news. >>> this season you will be able to catch the 49ers and raiders right here on abc7. it is8; nfl thursday night football 49ers against the seahawks october 18th. the raiders against the broncos december 6th, right here. >>> happening now in san jose, jury selection underway in one of the largest patent dispute trials ever between two major
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Jul 17, 2012 9:00pm PDT
this one. ♪ but when it's this easy to use citibank mobile check deposit at home...why would he? ♪ woooo! [ male announcer ] citibank mobile check deposit. easier banking. every step of the way. a. >> good evening. jury in hayward has awarded the chirp of convicted killer riser more than twice what they asked for the in the murder of their mother. nooen a two children will get more than 60 million dollars from their father who is noted computer programmer. abc 7 news reporter smith was in the courtroom today and has reaction. >> these are 2 wonderful results by 2 jury one in criminal case an one in the civil case. family very appreciative and grateful. >>reporter: alameda county jury awarded the children of convicted killer riser 60 million dollars. according to the family attorney vipd indicated the woman who died at his hands. >> i can't tell you how happy we are right now. when you fight a case like this for 4 years and you have jurors come back and dot right thing like this it's a wonderful thing about our system of justice. >>reporter: riser serve ago term of 15 years to live
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Jul 16, 2012 11:30am PDT
. >> amy hollyfield joins us live from third street. >> reporter: group said they will be moving their protests here eventually. this is where kenneth harding died. group isn't here yet but they didn't want to limit their statement just yet. they wanted it to be felt system wide. >> first move had the biggest impact. they sat in front of muni trains and kept them from moving until about 7:30 while police stood by and watched. >> our whole idea peaceful demonstration. as long as they remain peaceful and didn't violated any laws. >> commuters rushed to catch buses. muni officials had brought them in to help them bypass the protest. one man said he was first for his first day of work. others were in such a hurry they didn't comment. >> they say it's nothing compared to her suffering. >> my life has been terribly impacted. this isn't about the muni drivers, the passengers, this is about our children and our pain as mothers. >> kenneth harding died at third one year ago today an getting in a shootout with police. police say harding fired at them first. >> he shouldn't be gone over a m
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Jul 27, 2012 11:30am PDT
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Jul 2, 2012 11:30am PDT
us with what is happening now. >> reporter: the suspect is in custody being interviewed here at the office in roanoke park identified as michael harmon. the other driver 17-year-old was kill in the crash. take a look at the scene this was around midnight at lakeville highway near old lakeville road number one. chp says the teenager was driving the red pick-up truck north when the southbound driver of the white truck swerve out his lane, the trucks collided and the teenager was killed. the other driver michael harmon left the scene. i want to a chp officer joining us live. you have your man. >> we do. this morning we put out mr. hard man owes name as a person of interest because he was registered own of the truck. the description matched the description. witnesses and he must have gotten word word of this because he contacted our office. >> reporter: there was take he might be injured? >> he does not appear to be injured no indication in the vehicle that he suffered any injuries. >> reporter: and the investigation interview is ongoing? >> it is continuing as we speak. >> repor
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Jul 16, 2012 9:00pm PDT
for not having transit fare. >> they need to stop if killin killing. they shoot us we shut it down. they shoot us down we will shut them down. we will continue protesting. we will continue doing what we do. tishltion family members are claiming that san francisco police are covering up what happened year ago. police say harding fired first and they suspect he accidentally shot himself after he was hit in the leg by one of the officers. police right now consider the harding death an open case even a year later. speaker also criticized mayor edley at the event for support of stop and frisk policy. demonstrators in san francisco said that unfairly targets residents of the bay view. live in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> all right john thanks investment legal trouble is over for giants sliring sandoval who was accused of sexually assaulting between-year-old woman. santa cruz county district attorney office announced this afternoon it will not file charges against the third baseman. the decision comes days after sheriff's investigators determined there was no cause to arrest sandoval. the w
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Jul 27, 2012 9:00pm PDT
to use it. >> acupuncturist they say they are using the field of energy to calm them into a trusting comply yantd mood. that combined with reassuring words and a carrying demeanor -- caring demeanorer they might convince them they are their friend. >> there is a point to make people calm. like they can press right here. they can press a little bit. >> all police will say they have good leads. now with the help of the f.b.i. investigators hope they can make better headway in solving what they call a dedication pickable crime. >> for some it's their life savings. whether they are going to eat for dinner or how you are going to pay your rented. >> to give you an idea. one woman lost $91,000 and all of her jewelry. another $80,000 in cash. they believe this is an organized crime ring from asia which comes here for a period of time and then goes back home. >> dan: a san francisco bicyclist facing felony vehicular manslaughter charges appeared before a judge. he is accused of running a red light as castro and market street. prosecutors say she never tried to stop as he rammed the pedestria
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Jul 5, 2012 9:00pm PDT
hollywood. >> breaking news comes to us from the alameda county fair ground where a jockey is dead. 33-year-old george hererra thrown from the mount in tonight's eighth race. look at the video. suffered massive head injuries after being thrown from his horse. he was pitched right there over the horse's head just 30 seconds into the 5 furlough race. we were over the fairgrounds after racing was halted. it's the first track fatality since a jockey was killed there in 197 1975. we have a crew gathering information and we'll have more on this breaking story on abc 7 news as it develops. >>> good evening. dan is off tonight. >> another story developing tonight. man accused of beating the breast he claims molested him was acquitted in a san jose courtroom. the jury acquitted william lynch in the assault of pastor lin. corrina was in san jose for today's verdict. >>reporter: when the not guilty verdict were read will lynch hugged his attorney and his family and then emerged from the courthouse to an equally emotional crowd. he spoke publicly for the first time. >> one motivating factor
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Jul 20, 2012 9:00pm PDT
and used the cell phone. went outside to get his weapons and gear up with bullet proof vest. ballistic helmet. gas mask and gear covering his throat legs and tactical glove gloves. holms went back inside to the front of the theater and rurld 2 green cap sisters. >> then i saw plumes of smoke. >> then he shot up in the air and everybody started to to pap ick at that point. he came down with the gun in my face 3 feet away from me at that poin point. i was terrified so i just jumped forward that the aisle and kind of buried myself in there and tried to just hide myself. ended up shooting behind me. at that moment i remember thinking i'm not going to die in here. me and my kids are not going to die in hereism it was just chaos. >>reporter: marched up and down the aisle using arsenal. shotgun block pistols and only stopped to reload. minutes later police captured him in the parking lot. but still not over. police using robot trying to get in the suspect apartment. he warned officers that it was boob trapped and it is. with trip wires and containers of flammable lickd with. >> i
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Jul 3, 2012 11:30am PDT
something happened. we want to find out exactly what happened. right now on the phone with us a spokeswoman from the san jose international airport. vicki, thank you for joining us. what can you tell us? >> well, our normal response to this is to have our own station 20 fire truck and meet the plane, which it did. there was a second fire truck called in that arrived. when the plane landed safely it taxied to gate 22, there was still a slight odor of smoke at that point in time, nothing visible. the passengers deplaned and they brought a mechanic onboard and our station 20 is still on alert, standing by while the mechanics is checking out the plane. >> did you have to deploy a slide from the plane? in case passengers had to get out that way? >> no, no it taxied to the gate and they deplaned normally. >> was this deemed an emergency landing? >> no, not really an emergency landing just what we call an alert so that when a pilot, you know, is experiencing any kind of malfunction, they just alert the tower so we're prepared on the ground when they do land. >> absolutely. vicki thank you very muc
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Jul 6, 2012 11:30am PDT
. >>> abc7 news was the first to bring you the pictures. >> david louie joins us live from the scene. >> reporter: this incident occurred before 9:00 this morning. a pipeline spilled a chem -- chemical quickly vaporized and caused a bad smelling odor that went up over the plant. as you can see the evergreen oil recycling plant in newark is a large facility on smith avenue 1 1/2 miles northwest of the mall. the spill mitigation plan was initiated. when fire units arrived they declared it a first alarm because the chemical is flammable. according to the chemical company dow and other sources it is a heat transfer fluid made up of ethylene glycol a common component of anti-freeze, colorless and tasteless not clear what additives are mixed in to make;t the chemical that spilled this morning. the plant was evacuated. no evacuations of nearby businesses or homes. it was brought under control an hour later. one engine on scene as a precaution. >>> there was no health hazards to surging area or businesses. we had -- surrounding area or businesses. one person of difficulty of breathing that h
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Jul 31, 2012 12:00am PDT
tells us that the party bus operator involved in fatal accident had been fined for past violations. natasha loland died on southbound 17 while returning from a concert at shoreline. party bus of santa cruz passed the inspection in march but in 2010 they were fined for failing to perform pre-employment drug testing. they got into a fight and the bus door opened and they both fell out near los gatos. noland was run over by the bus and her friends are still in shock over the zbleis kind of went numb. it's surreal. i'm expecting a text from her. it's pretty hard. it's not the same without her at all. >> driver has not been charged. the two passengers were arrested for public intoxication. it could take weeks to determine how the accident happened. >> passengers aboard a virgin american flight had quite a scare on a flight to san francisco. it started hits takeoff when the pilot suddenly hit the brakes. passengers were taken off the plane and put on a back-up plane that landed here before 7:00 p.m. nick smith joins us live from sfo with the story. >> one passenger described it to me as
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Jul 31, 2012 11:30am PDT
-involved shootings and racist insults on a police bulletin board. terry mcsweeney joins us from oakland. the federal monitor talked about the occupy protests. >> reporter: yeah there's a lot in this report, past and present. going forward according to the court appointed monitor oakland pd appears stagnant in its efforts to make reforms and there's evidence perhaps it is going backwards in those everses. take a look at some of the pictures that -- that prplted this report from the court appointed monitor. he says oakland police department's deal with the occupy demonstration show poor police response. he also points at the response to officer-involved shootings as raising greater concerns about the department's ability to change. also troubling says the report an incident at the oakland police department headquarters where pictures of mayor quan and federal judge overseeing the reform and who is blacked were defaced in a manner, according to the internal affairs department, it called them racist, insulting and inappropriate. the an attorney wants the court to put oakland police department in large p
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Jul 23, 2012 9:00pm PDT
. jensen young said her boyfriend john plunk took a bullet for her pushing her under her seat and using his body as a shield. those who knew him said he was already a hero serving in the navy and reenlisting to become a navy seal. 24-year-old alex also died a hero blocking his girlfriend amanda from a bullet when he was himself shot and killed. his father said his son had a heart of gold and would have done anything to save his girlfriend. and he did clearly. 27-year-old matt quinn dove on top of his girlfriend samantha as the shooting started. her brother was able to get her out with a gun shot wound to the knee co-workers describe him as great and outgoing person. >> now stay with us for all the st developments on the colorado theater massacre. also created a slide show remembering the 12 victims on the front page of our web site. we certainly want to honor those who lost their lives. >>> we move on for the moment. a lot of business news talk about today. one tech company announces layoffs. former head of yahoo lands on his feet. >> emeryville bay coffee does reverse of i p o. als
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Jul 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
than half of them are using them on smartphones instead of laptops. that is where it has to move its advertising. one of new ideas is sponsored stories, ads based what people like. mark zuckerberg gave details. >> by the end of june, it has a run rate of one million per day on revenue and half of that is mobile. >> reporter: as they figure out the advertising strategy. facebook has 15% of the revenues playing zynga games but the players are switching to mobile devices. jason is chief marketing officer of san francisco company a facebook advertiser. >> one of the way they can succeed is gaining revenue and e-commerce revenue going forward. they don't have to rely entirely on advertising. >> reporter: zuckerberg and his company face other issues as a high profile company that could temper its growth. privacy is a major concern. the ceo of san francisco's spider cloud. a cloud storage company. it's free but they have to address how they use the data it collects. >> you give it to information and they sell to other advertisers and that is how they make their money. there is nothing wrong
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Jul 11, 2012 9:00pm PDT
card that is used to pay for bart, muni and cal train rides. it is costing transit agencies and taxpayers more than half a million dollars. laura anthony has the story tonight that you will see only from abc 7 ns. >> that was my 590. that was minus $4. >> on his way to work charles haydn makes extra money by recycling cans and bottles at bart stations. he finds used clipper cards and when checks the balance most of the time it is negative. >> what did you think about it? >> i figure they are losing money. >> in the past two weeks he collected dozens of cards with total negative balances in the hundreds of dollars. >> i barely get by and if people are doing this and it is going to cost us money. >> it does cost a lot of money. >> the clipper program is administered by the metropolitan transportation commission which reimburses bart and other transit systems for the fares used by card holders. >> the negative balance feature is a deliberate customer service incentive that was built into the program to help the harried customer. >> reporter: but goodwin acknowledges a significa
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Jul 9, 2012 11:30am PDT
and offers real-time information. katie marzullo joins us from king and fourth. how is it going? >> reporter: the testing is all systems go as of 10 a.m.. we haven't heard it here but it is happening at different stations at different times throughout the week. when the system is fully operational, hopefully, it will eliminate guessing and waiting. if you are lucky you might catch an announcement that your caltrain is late. >> we don't have anything at all right now. this is a big step for us. >> reporter: from no system to real-time information. by the end of the year message boards and audio announcements will tell commuters where their train is >> locomotives already have gps there's sensors in the tracks so that combined with the gbs sent to our dispatching center where they calculate to determine the location of the train. >> reporter: the first round of testing is sporadically at stations this week from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.. riders are ready. they say it will help better plan their commute. >> if i know the train is going to be late beyond a certain point i can continue driving to my w
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Jul 10, 2012 11:30am PDT
handled it like a hero her dad did ask us to conceal her identity for her safety. monday afternoon the family was going about business as usual. dad left to take his older daughter to school. 12-year-old tanya stayed home alone. within minutes people were banging on the door. >> the phone was on the desk so i quickly grabbed it and rushed to the closet. i called my mom asking her what to do. she said call 911 one as fast as possible. >> reporter: minutes later burglars were in the house. >> one said nice loudly, as if they found what they were looking for. one came into my room and i got so scared and then he opened one of my drawers and then he left. i had a feeling they heard me whispering because i told the person on the phone that i see him in my room. i was very scared cuz, yeah i didn't know what they were gonna do to me >> reporter: they took multiple computers and a blackberry. >> i'm so glad she was safe. i can't imagine what else could have happened. the grace of god she is safe and brave enough to call the police in time. >> reporter: as they recuperate mentally and fisc
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Jul 28, 2012 12:00am PDT
it's off of 101 in san jose. john alston is there live for us. >> reporter: and dan, they are hoping to get this casino open sometime next month. as you mentioned the parking lot is totally empty and building is vacant but you can sigh it's all lit up and that may not be for long because the police chief has given his when certain conditions are met. >> it's quiet now but the owners are hoping that sometime next week these 49 tables will be hopping once gaming control gives final approval. >> we submitted all the documentation we believe they require. so as soon as we get feedback from them, early next week, we hope we can pick up the permit and later next week open the front doors. >> the police chief signed off the card room providing they meet certain conditions. it has to test the surveillance system making sure there is off-site tv monitors at the division of gaming control and they want to information tracking devices, showing player activity and how fees are collected and paid. city councilman says the outstanding issues are relatively minor. >> i think there
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Jul 4, 2012 9:00pm PDT
>>> fireworks displays across the u.s. have already begun. you are looking at the celebration in washington, d.c.. isn't that cool? you can see the washington money utility. in st. louis another spectacular display over the gateway arch on this 4th of july. good evening. we're going to take a look now in san francisco along the embarcadero where thousands of people are gathering to watch tonight's fireworks show. best places to see the fireworks are in the area from fisherman's wharf to aquatic park. jonathan bloom has a preview. >> reporter: with a couple of chairs, a blanket and umbrella, it pays to get here early. she has coming with her son since he was in sixth grade. >> getting out of heat for vacation. >> reporter: what to do with the ten hours left before the fireworks start. >> sleeping, reading, whatever. >> it's a time for the family to relax. out at the end of pier nobody will be sitting down. >> this will be the final one and snake back and hit the five. >> twisting tiny wires and loading shells into big plastic pipes. pyro technicians are putting the final touche
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Jul 30, 2012 9:00pm PDT
a patent attorney has halted the sale of the samsung tablet in the u.s. samsung is using these photos to show that apple copied designs from sony. so this case has high stakes. >> there is always much of a chance that you are going to get yourself in trouble as much there is a chance you are going to deal a knockout blow to the competitor. >> the court is working with the jury pool of 72 to find ten for the final jury. apple and samsung plan to call 20 witnesses. the trial is expected to run three to four weeks plus jury deliberations. prospective jurors are asking if they have a mobile phone or tablet or whether think have any personal connections or read any books such as the steve jobs by graph. some people wonder if they can get a fair trial here. >> they will have a fair jury. >> hometown people, people buy apple products here right up the road. >> ten jurors have been selected and seated. opening arguments will begin tomorrow. projected cost for samsung and apple, $20 million. >>> a major departure from yahoo today. after being passed up as the top job, rob live en son is leavin
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Jul 13, 2012 9:00pm PDT
couldn't get in. >>reporter: gomez told us the second flar hallway was engulfed in flames and that the child was in a back bedroom which opened up into the hall wait a minute he told us that there was a two-year-old. we just went crazy trying to see if we could get him out. there was no chance. >>reporter: workers then ran their water hose and sprayed the house as much as they could. by then firefighters had araved and entered the home. the toddler and adult resident were taken to the hospital. hours later the sad news. >> unfortunately we have one fatality to report of 2-year-old boy. >>reporter: 2 adult taken to the hospital are now in critical condition. they are the boy's grandparents. >> i'm just pray my grandparents make it. >>reporter: he's the cousin of the 2-year-old. he says his grandparents are babysitting the boy. . >> parents work in the morning and. >>reporter: the blaze was probably set accidentally in the hallway when something in a closet perhaps a candle may have ignited the fire. the family who lives in the house are hindu. he explains. >> u
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Jul 3, 2012 9:00pm PDT
quickly. one man arrested. now police of course will not be able to keep many people from using illegal fireworks tomorrow night and over the weekend but they are trying as best they can to keep the holiday safe. more tonight from abc 7 news reporter vick lee. fichlt runner set out small fireworks on the streets of china town to let buyers know they were selling the big stuff. the runners are usually young neighborhood teen trying to make extra money on the holiday week. in the past china town streets would be filled with them the. >> probably see maybe 50 to 100 runners and the business is very lucrative. money really good. >> officers have been walking this hotel difficult beat for decades. >> gangs were very hot and selling fireworks at one time. these kids at the end of the season each of these kids would be able to buy a car. >>reporter: but not now. we did see runner on street corners but the numbers were few. >> it's dead. like the econom economy. it's quiet for the kid too. >>reporter: so why are you here. >> buy stuff. >>reporter: fireworks. >> yes fireworks. >>report
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Jul 14, 2012 12:00am PDT
. >> doctors removed part of his skull to alleviate swelling. his family believes police used too much force. >> i don't think they were trying to hurt him. i just don't know why when someone is asking for help that they end up almost dying. >> it is a dangerous situation when you have somebody threatening to harm themselves with the knife out in public, but it actually moves in an aggressive manner toward the officers. we think they showed great restraint in utilizing the devices they had rather than resorting to deadly force. >> and police are still investigating, so we don't have all of the facts in the case just yet. but again the family just wonders if more could have been done, if they could have negotiated longer. the dad is going around the neighborhood where it happened and trying to find anybody who may have surveillance video of what happened. in san jose, ama dates, abc news. >> thank you, ama. >>> a bicyclist died in a crash after being hit by a dump truck in downtown berkeley. it happened after 3:30 on bancroft way into near fulton street. sky 7hd flew over the scene. the victi
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Jul 19, 2012 11:30am PDT
in northern california history. katie marzullo joins us from san jose with the story. >> reporter: it is called operation chicken hawk. we are at one of 20 homes where search warrants are being served, right now. >> anything to say? >> reporter: we were there as police put the suspect at this location into the van. he and 19 others are accused of being part of a suspected khus ter trading online images, peer to peer of child pornography. the sergeant on scene tells me that creating, possessing and trading child porn are all crimes. police hope this sting will prevent worse crimes. >> our biggest fear is that people that are engaging in this type of behavior online might escalate and start to actually target the children in our community that is unacceptable just the possibility is not acceptable to us. >> reporter: this operation is being carried out by the internet crimes against children task force. the task force is special because it has mobile units that can go to the scene and process computers, hard drives, thumb drives on scene if in the past police officers had to send th
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Jul 6, 2012 9:00pm PDT
it does that to one of our officers it does it to all of us. we all feel it. >>reporter: multi-agency investigation is being headed. >> it does appear to be accidental however there are things that we will be focusing on during the course of the investigation one of those being how firearms were stored inside the residence. >>reporter: neighbors say they are sad by the toddler death but also wondering how it could happen in the home of a police officer. >> should have been secure. locked away. unloaded. >>reporter: unanswered questions rate now are over shadowed by profound sense of grief. monique saw preston playing with his sister. >> to think that there's only one now so it's really sad. him if i can't even immanuel what they are going through. >>reporter: officer orlando co-workers say he has their full support. >> washington we need to be concerned with is taking care of brandon and his family. making sure they have what they need very difficult time for them. >>reporter: we have learned that the weapon involved was not a deputy issued weapon but san jose police are
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Jul 21, 2012 12:00am PDT
along with everybody else, and then he got up and used his cell phone and went out to get his weapons and gear up with a bulletproof vest, a ballistic helmet, gas mask, tactile gloves and gear to cover his throat and legs. holmes went to the front of the theater and hurled two green canisters. >> i saw plumes of smoke. >> reporter: i spoke with emma who was in the theater. she stayed on scene for hours. she tells me she thought it had to be a prapg. >> he was such a nightmarish figure it couldn't have been real. >> then my worst nightmare happened. a guy in the corner had a semiautomatic weapon in his hand. you could see the explosions that were coming from the gun, the shotgun or whatever against the smoke background. >> one victim, a mother was hit in the leg. jay i remember thinking i am not going to die in here. me and my kids are not going to die in here. >> it was chaos. >> he marched up and down the aisle using an arsonal, an assault gun and rifle and two blocks. he shot moments later to reload. police caught him in the parking lot. but police are not over. police are using rob
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Jul 2, 2012 9:00pm PDT
to 2000 feet. spokesman says the company will tell us where all 500 trouble spots are located but as of now we know on the peninsula that lines 101 and 109 and line 1 32 have all been found to be at risk 2 mile stretch of 132 has been permanently shut down at the explosion site of active part of the line still runs right past daniel archer news south san francisco. >> how i feel in honestly i feel in there's hydrogen bomb ready to good off at any time without us knowing. >>reporter: archer doesn't trust the utility company. metal expert who consults with utility companies on pipeline says there's good reason. i spoke with kenneth by skype. >> those lines per the code calculation are greatly over pressurize. >>reporter: he says when he ran the calculations on the maximum allowable operating pressure, kind of pipe pg&e has running under the peninsula, he found a disturbing similarity. >> egregiously over pressurize. more than double what it should be. >>reporter: state assemblyman hill represents a large swath of the peninsula including san bruno. he says the utility should
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Jul 10, 2012 9:00pm PDT
that the conduct was of a sexual nature end quote. student who graduate from the school last month told us with her parents perfect pwhition what she thought of the principal. >> she was nice. and she was always around to see how we were doing. >>reporter: the delay in reporting the incident may impact the case against the teacher. >> he was given heads up. he was given an opportunity to create a story. he was given the opportunity to destroy evidence. >>reporter: failure of the principal to report the incident could lead to 6 months of jail time. her attorney is saying that she will be cleared of all wrongdoing. teacher craig chandler next appearance in court will be on august 6. this is abc 7 news. >>> one woman crusade against the maker of popular dog treatise gaining some momentum n.late may we told you about a morgan hill woman her dog caly died after eating chicken jerky treat made in china. now she's starting a petition asking the fda to ban the treats. lee ann has the story. >>reporter: rachel chambers of morgan hill started a petition drive on change.org. to have chicke
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Jul 5, 2012 12:00am PDT
the bay area including here in san francisco. this video came to us through ureport and was taken near 26th and alabama streets. >> the main legal attraction was the fireworks along the san francisco waterfront. john alston is live from pier 39. it really did look like a pretty good show? >> yeah, and right now the crowds are leaving the embarcadero. there was some fog but not enough to ruin the show for an estimated 200,000 spectators. 4th of july show lit up the bay. it was seen in people's eyes and the color was also reflected on the homes on telegraph hill. >> it was amazing. >> they were two identical fireworks shows that were launched from a barge off a pier 39 and from the pier on aquatic park. they had visitors from great britain. >> you are from england? >> yes. >> here on july the 4th? >> for a special occasion. >> are you here either to get your taxes back? >> i don't know. >> embarcadero was clogged leading up to the show. it took more than an hour from at&t park to bay street where traffic was diverted. >> can't find a parking spot for almost an hour. >> do you think you're g
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Jul 6, 2012 12:00am PDT
time a jockey has died here since 1975. >> obviously this incident is deeply saden us and we hope people still come out to the horse racing and enjoy the fai fair. like i said this is very rare incident. doesn't happen often at all and many, but l racing will continue tomorrow. >>reporter: fair organizers say they also plan to hold some kind of memorial at some point in honor of hererra by the time the fair closes on sunday. live in pleasanton, abc 7 news. >>> l we have more breaking news. 3-year-old boy was shot and killed inside a gilroy home in what appears to be an accidental shooting. shooting happened on kent wood court off third street. the gilroy dispatch reports that the boy either accidentally shot himself with a handgun or accidentally shot by a friend who was playing with a gun. police confirm that the boy is the son of san jose police officer. >>> santa clara county prosecutors have filed charges against 5 members of the same family accusing them of neglec neglecting residents of the care home they ran. you can see 4 suspects here. all remain free on bail. sa
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Jul 11, 2012 12:00am PDT
for the future for us and for other cities. >> google conceded there are other places to build apartments in mountain view, but they won't be able to build on the north bay shore area that they own. again, city council voted tonight not to allow residential housing in the north bay shore area. reporting live in mountain view, alan wang, abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. >>> in contra costa county, the cause of a 12-acre fire that tied up the evening commute for many bay area drivers is under investigation tonight. sky 7hd was over this grass fire burning along highway 4 at willow pass road in bay point. we believe those are piles of lumber burning in the middle of the field. the fire broke out around 5:00 this evening and forced the clough is sure of all westbound lanes of highway 4 until crews could get this fire under control. no homes were threatened, and no one was injured. >>> in northern california two fires burning out of control have spread across 17,000 acres. the worst are burning in the mendocino national forest. the mills fire scorched 13,000 acres and counting. crews are facing
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Jul 18, 2012 12:00am PDT
. it definitely changed my life. >> the drug is made by vivas of mountain view which provided us video of operations. it is a combination of two drugs that suppressed the appetite and make a person feel full. during tests, patients lost nearly 10% of their weight. the drug is designed only for adults who are seriously overweight or obese, and they have conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes. it is not supposed to be a quick fix miracle pill. according to a bear yacht trick surgeon -- bear -- bariatric surgeon. >> there is not weight coming off if they are not doing the exercise program and tree deuced calories. it has to be a complex approach that involves specialists in medical weight loss to achieve a good result. >> it comes with some health risks. they include memory loss, confusion and increased heart rate and birth defects, specifically cleft ballot. women should not take the drug when they are pregnant or become pregnant. it follows a long line of diet pills that caused health problems, most notably fen-phen which was known for damaging heart valves. >> we have had a
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Jul 24, 2012 12:00am PDT
on this. sergio. >>reporter: l investigators tell us that they arrived in the neighborhood around 3:30 this afternoon. suspect house is actually jaws couple block away from where we are standing beyond the police uniform officers and the command post there. they tell us that they quickly realized they needed some back up. thinks a stand off now that is going on eight hours. s.w.a.t. team from fremont joined and police agency from the east bay rolled the arm or vehicle into place as part of the effort to capture 2 suspects and since investigators believe the pair has already shot at a police officer, they mobilize plenty of resources. >> the 2 individuals are barricaded inside a residence and they are responsible for shooting at chp officer last saturday evening. we are treating them armed and dangerous. >>reporter: highway patrol man had tried to pull over a white van near the 8 80 freeway hyde street saturday night. but was rammed from behind by a black accura that turned out to be stolen. the 2 men in the accura then shot out the rear window of the chp cruiser. the office
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Jul 25, 2012 11:30am PDT
other. the church on sonoma boulevard. amy hollyfield joins us from vallejo with more. >> reporter: we are in front of the house this fire was huge. everyone on duty was here trying to tackle it. firefighters say when that second call came in, they got an eerie feeling. only one fire engine pulled up to this fire in vallejo at 2:15 this morning with businesses on both sides of this burning church, they needed more resources but there was no one left in vallejo to call. >> initially, knowing we were by ourselves, i feared for the worst. i thought we would lose the building. >> reporter: all the other fire crews were at this fire which broke out 15 minutes before the church fire. when the second call came in, firefighters on this scene said, it was tough to watch a crew leave. >> we needed resort -- we needed resources to stay and we needed resources to the other firefighter. that's the price of doing business. >> reporter: doing business in vallejo has been tough since the city filed for bankruptcy in 2008, closing half of its fire stations. firefighters felt the shortage overnight. but
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Jul 26, 2012 12:00am PDT
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Jul 12, 2012 9:00pm PDT
not, can not red or may not have a television at home, don't know how to use a computer. >>reporter: police got the video last tonight. captain tom says he and his officers will begin distributing the dvd tomorrow. vick lae, abc 7 new news. >>> the remains of a redwood city marine who disappeared during world war ii have been returned to the bay area for military funeral. the flag draped coffin of james sizes arrived at san francisco international airport this morning aboard a delta plane n.1944, 19-year-old he and 6 other crew members perished when the plane crashed on a hillside in the island on the south pacific. paperwork mix up caused the military to lose track of the crash site but family members of the crew never gave up the search. >> family of one of the people on the plane of the crew members got a crew together in 94 to go search for the plane. took them 3 days to climb. about 3000 feet. >>reporter: he will be buried tomorrow with full military honor at the golden gate cemetery in san bruno where he already has a head stone. ceremony to honor the entire crew held in
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Jul 18, 2012 9:00pm PDT
. >> this is a big concern for us when it comes to officer safety. we cannot afford to have equipment that is not reliable in the time of need and that is what the issues are with those radios. >> city officials say they are now working on ways to fix the problems with the radio system. >>> uc students dressed as zombies broke dance move is out today to protest tuition hikes. and for the moment at least the students won. the uc board of regents finance committee today voted to freeze undergraduate tuition this fall but officials warn that students could face a steep mid year hike if voters reject governor brown's tax initiative. >> we are all worried. university was at $3.24 billion at 2008 and now down to $2.4 billion and down if it doesn't pass. it going down and down and down and it has consequences. >> while they will freeze tuition for undergraduates in the fall keep in mind the regents did vote to increase tuition for law school, business school and nursing. >>> meantime, governor brown today committed california to a controversial high speed rail system that will get you from h
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Jul 9, 2012 9:00pm PDT
: that will most likely be another emotional trial for danielle pwloen. she told us in the exclusive interview after ramos sentence that go she feared reyes was still out there. one big reason she and her daughter and sole survivor son are still in witness relocation. >> let's just say my life has been completely stripped. being in protective is kind of hard because it's not the same. we can't just to what we want to do. we can't just go where we want to go. >>reporter: vick lee abc 7 news. >> oakland police believe confrontation between 2 groups led to shooting that sent 5 people to the hospital outside very popular theater. someone opened fire outside the regal cinema in jack london square about 9:20 last night. 5 victims are expected to survive. the crime shocked merchant and other in the area that is known for the restaurants, night life and other attractions. >> i'm going to say it's still safe to come down here at nigh night. it's a beautiful place. the waterfront is a beautiful location to be in. i don't think family should feel unsale. i think it was just one time incident. >>
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Jul 4, 2012 11:30am PDT
and babysitter in custody. amy hollyfield joins us outside oakland children's hospital. how is that little one doing now? >> reporter: i just got an update from police. he is still in critical condition here at children's hospital. because of the injuries that he had police became concerned about theldren who are possibly related to this little boy. we have good news this morning. three of the four children have been found. the youngest children that you see here on this list. a woman saw their names in the news she lives in patterson, she called police and said she had them. police went to her home. they say the children are safe and they are bringing them back to the bay area. the 16-year-old still has not been found. police want to make sure she is okay. her mother won't tell police where she is. here are adults who have been arrested the mother, stepfather and babysitter. she faces the most serious charges. her bail set at $150,000. this started on monday in the 900 block of 63rd street in north oakland. police got a call a 3-year-old was found face-down in the tub. when paramedics arrived
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Jul 26, 2012 11:30am PDT
was screaming. then my little brother had to break our door down to get us out of room because it was only halfway smashed. >> reporter: so much destruction an ambulance called, but no need for it, everyone is fine. shaken to the core, but fine. >> pieces all over me and the baby. >> reporter: pieces from the bookcase. >> bookcase saved her. >> reporter: the cadillac left 100 feet of skid marks it had to be traveling 50 mills an hour -- miles an hour. carmen was asleep. >> i heard a loud noise like i thought it was thunder. i was expect to hear rain, but no. >> reporter: police are trying to put the pieces together. >> getting reports of possibly two fled from the vehicle or maybe up to four. >> reporter: not a high priority case for police only a misdemeanor it would have been a felony hit and someone had been hurt it came up a few feet short of that. a few years ago there was another similar accident, a car fleeing a police chase slammed into the front of her house. this time around the damage that was almost caused could not have been repaired. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> the suspec
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